Powerball ticket sold in Gaston County wins $1 Million


More than half a billion dollars is up for grabs Saturday night in the Powerball, making the drawing the 7th-largest jackpot in USA lottery history. That marked the fourth largest in the game's history.

The numbers drawn Saturday are 24, 25, 52, 60, 66 and the Powerball number is 5. If you match all five white balls, in any order, but not the Powerball, then you'll get $1 million.

Now, it will continue to grow. The $1 million-winning tickets were sold in Florida, Illinois, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New York (2) and SC. No one has won the jackpot since December 26, 2018. It is the fourth largest jackpot in US lottery history.

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The biggest Powerball jackpot ever recorded was $1.586 billion that was shared by winners in California, Flordia and Tennessee in 2016. Sure, your odds are just 1 in 292.2 million - but there's still a chance!

It has a cash value of $380.6 million. Those who wish to buy a ticket for the next drawing should purchase their tickets at least two hours before the drawing, the Powerball website states. No one has all five winning numbers, plus the power ball. If the ticket holder played the multiplier the amount won would be $150,000.

Powerball is offered in 44 States, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

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The Powerball drawing airs before the 11 p.m. newscast on WNEP-TV.

The next drawing is Wednesday, March 27; tickets are $2 each.

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